Success Stories

 

Facial Rejuvenation
Difficulty Breathing due to Pulmonary Fibrosis
Headaches, Baker's Cysts, Endometriosis, and TMJ
Hip Pain
Knee Pain and Osteoarthritis
Lower Back Pain
Lupus and Pain
Morning Sickness
Pain Relief
Pain, Spasm, and Digestive Difficulty

Peri-menopause, Night Sweats, and Emotions
Sinus Congestion and Eye Pain

 

Facial Rejuvenation

I went to Michelle for the Facial Rejuvenation Program. I had read about it and learned that Michelle was going to take advanced training for it and this was something I wanted to try.

I have been told that I look up to 10 years younger than what I am. People are very surprised when then learn my age.

I found the treatments to be very enjoyable. I was able to relax and even fall asleep.

I am totally pleased with the facial rejuvenation treatment I had. I feel and look great.

Female, age 54, Regina, SK

 

Facial Rejuvenation

I first came to see Michelle about facial aging. My skin had a dull appearance and was beginning to lose its elasticity. The creases from my nose to mouth were becoming deeper. Over the years, I noticed my skin gradually starting to show the signs of aging but it wasn't until approximately 1 year ago my facial aging became of concern to me.

The Facial Rejuvenation Program significantly diminished the lines and wrinkles around my eyes, mouth, forehead and cheeks. My skin is much firmer and toned now and it has a brighter more healthy appearance. My skin texture also has improved and feels smoother.

I had learned of Facial Rejuvenation through Traditional Chinese Medicine from reading various articles. I discovered Michelle through the phone book. I called to make an appointment and Michelle mailed out information regarding the treatments, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and her education and training. I was impressed with Michelle's credentials. I had previously read about Facial Rejuvenation and was interested in the non-invasive, long lasting approach to younger looking skin that this treatment provides.

The Facial Rejuvenation Program is focused on improving the look of your skin but also involves treatment to maintain and improve overall health. Not only did I look better, but also I felt better. I experienced increased energy and an overall improved feeling physically and mentally. I suffer from seasonal allergies and neck and shoulder pain from an injury in a car accident, and I experienced relief from these symptoms as well.

The treatments were very relaxing and calming. I enjoyed the entire experience. The music and aromatherapy were an added benefit. I also found Michelle to be very concerned about my comfort and progress and able to answer any specific or general questions I raised.

Female, age 53, Regina, SK

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Difficulty Breathing due to Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary Fibrosis has destroyed most of my lung tissue. I have had it for many years, it was difficult to diagnose before it was quite advanced. I had great difficulty breathing and getting enough oxygen in 2002 when I first came to Michelle Harvey for Traditional Chinese Medicine. I have regained my ability to breathe well enough to take care of myself and to do most of the things I want and like to do. Traditional Western medicine is unable to improve my condition or to stop its progression.

I chose Michelle and TCM because she came highly recommended by friends of mine. I wasn't certain any form of medicine could help my condition. One of my doctors said “maybe” and another doctor didn't think so.

I enjoyed the soothing quality and obvious caring of Michelle's treatment plus the music, her gentle manner and keen sense of humor. Michelle has an intuitive sense of what is going on with my body. I appreciated that she subsequently treated other problems at no additional charge. She has occasionally treated me even when all her time for that day was booked, because I was having difficulty breathing.

Female, age 69, Regina, SK

 

Headaches, Baker's Cysts, Endometriosis, and TMJ

I received Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture for my baker's cysts, endometriosis, TMJ, and headaches. I had these health problems for about 2 to 3 years. I am delighted the treatments have helped. The pain my cysts caused is less and my headaches are less intense and less frequent. I found the treatments enjoyable.

Female, age 48, SK

 

Hip Pain

In January, I was walking on a treadmill and the motor stopped. I lurched forward but did not feel any pain at the time.

All spring and summer, I had discomfort in my hip area. I did talk to my family doctor about the problem and he sent me for x-rays, which showed no injury, and he thought perhaps I had bursitis.

The pain started getting worse, and it was waking me up in the night. I would sleep for about 4 hours and then the pain would be bad enough to keep me awake the rest of the night.

I went back to my family doctor in October and he decided to give me a cortisone shot in my hip. It did not help and I still had severe pain. He recommended that he send me to a specialist, but also asked if I would consider acupuncture as a treatment. If the acupuncture works, then I could cancel the appointment with the specialist.

I started seeing Michelle Harvey at the end of October. After the first treatment, I no longer had the severe pain in my hip during the night. I have been going to her once a week and have experienced great relief from the general pain running down my leg and I have a freedom in the hip joint that I have not had since the original incident. I have improved enough that I now only have to see her once every two weeks for treatments.

I have found Michelle listens to where the pain has been located in the past week and then treats me in such a way that I feel improvement in my leg and I am pain free for longer periods of time.

I had never had Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture before, but now I do not hesitate to tell friends about Michelle and how much she has helped me.

Female, age 55, SK

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Knee Pain and Osteoarthritis

I came to see Michelle because my knees were sore and stiff due to osteoarthritis. My daily activities were becoming more painful and limited and my quality of life was starting to be impacted. The problem started 3 years ago.

I started Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture and herbs in September and now, 3 months later, my pain is gone and I can walk much better. I am pain free even after hours of chopping wood.

I enjoyed the treatments. It was an unexpected benefit that I felt less uptight and more relaxed after them.

Male, age 52, SK

 

Low Back and Hip Pain

I am feeling glad to have tried Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture with Michelle Harvey. I have had degenerative disc disease for 10 –12 years in my lower back. My low back and hip were painful. The treatments to date have resulted in considerable diminishment of pain. The Traditional Chinese Music that was played during my treatment was soothing to the soul.

Female, age 45, Regina, SK

 

Lower Back Pain

I received Traditional Chinese Medicine for my lower back pain, which I had for many years. Michelle used electro-acupuncture, heat, music, and acupressure to relieve my pain. The treatments also made me feel very energized for the first time in a long time. I was recommended to her clinic from another health care professional.

Michelle is a wonderful and compassionate therapist. I enjoyed the atmosphere and music of her clinic.

Female, age 56, Regina, SK

 

Low Back and Hip Pain

I am feeling glad to have tried Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture with Michelle Harvey. I have had degenerative disc disease for 10 –12 years in my lower back. My low back and hip were painful. The treatments to date have resulted in considerable diminishment of pain. The Traditional Chinese Music that was played during my treatment was soothing to the soul.

Female, age 45, Regina, SK

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Low Back Pain and Other

My main concern was with my lower back when I initially went to see Michelle. The low back pain had been on going for several years. The Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture relieved my lower back pain. Over the long term Michelle helped me with various other health concerns.

I found the treatments to be pleasant. The atmosphere was very relaxing. I really appreciated the holistic approach of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The treatments were aimed at treating my whole body and not just a specific isolated spot or function.

Female, age 31, Regina, SK

 

Lupus and Pain

I have lupus (SLE) and the pain I was experiencing was making even the simplest things very difficult to do because it hurt so much.

The results of TCM were amazing to me. I was at my wits end before trying TCM acupuncture. I have had no pain now for 19 weeks and feel the best I have in a very long time.

I decided on going to Michelle because a friend of mine gave me her name and recommended her as a TCM acupuncturist. I decided to try TCM acupuncture as the only treatments I have ever had for lupus have been with medication so I was excited to try a natural approach to getting better.

I have been dealing with pain really since my diagnosis of lupus, which was 10 years ago now.

Some unexpected benefits of the acupuncture for me is relaxation. I find my TCM acupuncture treatments very enjoyable and look forward to going each time. I appreciate that Michelle explains what she is doing and really listens to me when discussing how I am feeling.

I like the whole treatment process. I would have to say I like when the needles are in and the lights go out…very relaxing!

My treatment is making progress. I have gone from having TCM acupuncture once a week to once a month pain free!

Female, age 29, Regina, SK

 

Morning Sickness

My main health concern was due to my pregnancy.  I was vomiting, nauseous, and unable to eat or keep anything down. This made me dizzy and weak. It was very difficult to work or continue daily activities. This happened with my first pregnancy also, so I already new that medications, bracelets, eating at certain times, eating certain things and hypnosis wouldn't work.

With my first pregnancy I missed a lot more work and was temporarily hospitalized. With my second pregnancy I did not suffer as long or as severely in comparison to my first pregnancy.

I had tried everything else that was suggested to me in my first pregnancy, none of which helped. The only new suggestion I had received was TCM Acupuncture. My health plan at work even covered acupuncture so I decided why not try it. The reason I went with Michelle was because when I was phoning around for prices and information she was the most informative and pleasant to deal with.

I was 8 weeks pregnant when I first went to Michelle and had starting getting sick at 6 weeks, so I had only dealt with my problem for two weeks before I went for my first treatment.

In my 11th week of pregnancy I started bleeding so Michelle treated me for nausea and bleeding at my next appointment and my bleeding stopped the day of my treatment.

Michelle was very pleasant to deal with and for the most part I was so relaxed I would fall asleep. There was the odd needle that would hurt a little but the pain never lasted for longer then a minute.

Often I would get these sweeping sensations that would flood over my body making me tingle from head to toe, this was my favourite part of the treatments. It usually happened two or three times a treatment, after my third treatment, while I was laying on the table relaxing.

I was quite skeptical about acupuncture at the beginning. I can not prove whether or not it helped me for sure. I may have not been as sick as I was in my first pregnancy or the treatments really did help, it's hard to say in my case. Although, if I were to get pregnant for a third time and became ill again I would definitely go back to Michelle for treatments.

Female, age 28, Regina, SK

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Pain Relief

I had just had surgery to break my jaw for a correction and I was in a great deal of pain…not only my jaw hurt with bruising, muscular and nerve pain, but also my neck and shoulder where it was referring to. The doctor had given me two different prescriptions for pain relief – one very strong – and I didn't want to take either of them.

Michelle had been recommended to me by a teacher in the Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture College in Calgary and I had already seen her for other reasons. I heard that Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture could help with pain, and I really wanted to see if I could get through this ordeal without adding to the load of drugs that I'd experienced with the surgery procedure.

Michelle saw me three times for pain during the period. The second and third sessions were for different referred pains resulting from my surgery. Each time the treatment worked immediately and each pain symptom was quelled. She also helped the healing process with other strategies.

Sometimes with healing, effects are slow and not obvious at first. This was a real awakening to me of the importance of Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture. Although I wasn't sure if it would help the entire problem, I was amazed that the treatments were totally effective and I was able to relax for a better overall healing process.

Michelle is respectful of me as a client, easy to talk to and patient with my numerous questions about Traditional Chinese Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture.

Female, age 57, Regina, SK  

 

Pain, Spasm, and Digestive Difficulty   Pain, Spasm, and Digestive Difficulty  

The health concerns that brought me to TCM were pain, muscle spasms and digestive difficulty. The treatments have helped reduce my pain level to almost nothing. My overall health has improved. The choice to use TCM was because my symptoms were “TCM Wind disease“ like. My health concerns started in August 2004, with treatments starting in December 2004 and results by February 2005. The treatments themselves were interesting learning experiences. Michelle's skill mitigated the pinch of the needles. Her personality is well suited to this job.

Male, age 41, Regina, SK

 

Peri-menopause, Night Sweats, and Emotions

My health concern was peri-menopause. For close to a year I had night sweats and was becoming emotional. I did not want to go on any medication. I was looking to achieve more balance in my life through natural health solutions and Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture was the way for me to go. 

My health concern was helped with Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture and herbs. There was the decrease of night sweats, less emotional stress, improved sleep and I feel great. I initially started out going for TCM acupuncture every couple of weeks and then it tapered off to once a month and now I go as needed. I am able to tell when I might need a treatment to reduce the frequency of the night sweats.

I was referred to Michelle by my massage therapist and went for a consult. I fell in love with Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture. I feel so relaxed after my session and would recommend it to anyone to try a couple of sessions. Most important when you arrive for each session, Michelle takes the time to see what is happening in your life, if you are on any medication and see how you are feeling and then she makes the adjustments to the treatment. 

I believe TCM acupuncture has helped me from going on any meds during menopause.  Michelle is available to answer any questions you may have and she has a very calm way about her. 

Female, age 54, Regina, SK

 

Sinus Congestion and Eye Pain

Michelle Harvey and TCM have helped me feel so much better. Some days I even feel great!

For 2 ½ months before I started going for Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture and herbal treatments my sinuses were extremely painful, my eyes were red and sore, and I felt generally rotten.

After the very first treatment, I noticed an improvement. Now after only four treatments, not only have my symptoms improved but also my whole body feels better.

Michelle's acupuncture and TCM go well together. I can hardly wait for my next appointment. Michelle's acupuncture and TCM are like a magnet to me. They keep pulling me back.

I would highly recommend Michelle's acupuncture and TCM to anyone. Thank you so much Michelle, for helping me feel well again.

Female, age 69, SK

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